Reporting on park vandal getting expensive

BLYTHEWOOD – No progress has been made in a vandalism case that caused glaring tire track damage to Doko Park. Richland County investigators still haven’t publicly identified the prime suspect who remains at large, and now the sheriff’s department is charging hefty fees to provide its email communications with Town of Blythewood leaders concerning the […]

Doko Park vandals truck ID’d

BLYTHEWOOD – Following an incident of vandalism in Doko Meadows Park on Saturday, July 31, Mayor Bryan Franklin and Town Administrator Carroll Williamson said during the Aug. 2, town council meeting that the incident had been captured on park cameras. Williamson said he didn’t know if the incident had been reported to the Richland County […]

Vandals strike Doko Park again

BLYTHEWOOD – After the latest in what has been years of varying degrees of vandalism in the town park, Town officials say they’ve had enough. During Monday night’s town council meeting Mayor Bryan Franklin announced that the park was struck again over the weekend by vandals who dug deep ruts in the grass, making 20- […]

Doko Meadows Park rules revised to allow children of all ages

BLYTHEWOOD – As the original rules for the use of the park and Manor were adopted in 2017, the use of these facilities has grown, making security a critical issue, Town Administrator Carroll Williamson told council at Monday night’s council meeting. To that end, the rules are being updated and adopted, Williams said, to ensure […]

Farmer’s Market Donation

BLYTHEWOOD – Doko Meadows Park Foundation president Paul Moscati, second from left, presented a check for $20,000 to Mayor Bryan Franklin that will go toward a $375,000 loan from the town for projects in the park. Moscati said that future projects of the Foundation will be the farmers’ market, the spray ground, clock tower, an […]

Adventure is Out There

BLYTHEWOOD – Doko Meadows Park was transported into Pixar-land over the weekend with a twilight-showing of Up! The Saturday night showing was one of a series by event-sponsor Erica Page with Guaranteed Rate Affinity and the Town of Blythewood. Other movies in the lineup are High School Musical on Aug. 28 and Secret Life of […]

Market in the Park

BLYTHEWOOD – It was a fine day in Doko Park Saturday for the Blythewood Farmer’s Market and the Westwood High School to host the Spring Artisan Market. The park was full of vendors, shoppers and their dogs.

Blythewood was high on the hog Saturday

BLYTHEWOOD – The weather was perfect and after a winter cooped up, everyone was ready to go to the park for some fun. It was a good time at Blythewood’s annual Doko Rib Fest cookoff in Doko Park. With a crowd estimated by Blythewood Chamber of Commerce Director Phil Frye to be around 4,000, there […]

Doko Rib Fest set for March 13

BLYTHEWOOD – The second annual Doko Rib Fest Cookoff, sponsored by the Town of Blythewood will be held this Saturday, March 13, in Doko Meadows Park There are to be three competitive cooking divisions, each with entry fees and trophies presented to the winners. Total prize money distributed per division as follows: 20 professional teams […]

Council going after park vandals

BLYTHEWOOD – After the latest in what has been years of varying degrees of vandalism in the town park, Blythewood Town Council is cracking down. At last week’s town council meeting, members talked about more diligently pressing charges against park vandals and taking new steps to deter vandalism in the future. Teen Arrested The crackdown […]